Mattson Technology (NASDAQ: MTSN) and Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mattson Technology and Amkor Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

Amkor Technology has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.34%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than Mattson Technology.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mattson Technology and Amkor Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.13 27.69
Amkor Technology $3.89 billion 0.63 $164.19 million $1.09 9.41

Amkor Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology. Amkor Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mattson Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Mattson Technology and Amkor Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%
Amkor Technology 6.41% 12.04% 4.18%

Volatility & Risk

Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, meaning that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.62, meaning that its stock price is 162% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.9% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Amkor Technology beats Mattson Technology on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mattson Technology

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

About Amkor Technology

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

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